Let’s Talk About Service
This two-day event will be held at the University of Antwerp (Faculty of Applied Economics) to guide young scholars, from fresh PhD students to early career starters, to develop academically rigorous service research to answer business problems and to further inspire them through their PhD journey. For this edition, a workshop with service companies is developed, in which each company will suggest challenging emerging research topics. Business and academic mentors guide you in constructing a practice-driven academically rigorous research proposal.
Why you should attend:
This initiative is unique in its kind, since our target audience is the new generation of service researchers. Advice and presentations are given by finishing PhD candidates, new faculty and senior faculty members as well as business managers with respect to defining, conducting, and publishing research, as well as collaborating with peers and business. Participants are expected to be interactively involved during the workshop and panel discussions.
Most importantly, LTAS offers a collaborative workshop. In these break-out sessions, the accepted doctoral students will be divided into small groups and asked to discuss and work together on a company research topic of mutual interest that will be assigned to them prior to the meeting. Thought leaders and senior researchers and business managers will play the role of academic and business coaches during these sessions and give feedback to the groups.
LTAS is empowered and supported by AMA SERVSIG.